Unsolved: The Axeman of New Orleans

Heather Monroe
9 min readAug 29, 2019

TERROR IN THE BIG EASY

In 1918, a series of violent murders and attacks swept the southern city of New Orleans, Louisiana. Under cover of night, an unknown assailant murdered six people and injured six more as they slept soundly in their beds. The Axeman’s weapon of choice was almost always the victim’s ax, which he boastfully left on the scene. The attacker was dubbed The Axeman of New Orleans.

THE CANONICAL TWELVE

Six died, Six Survived

The Maggia Murders

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Heather Monroe

Welcome readers! Heather Monroe is a genealogist and writer who resides in California with her partner and their nine children. •True Crime• History• Memoir•